SAN DIEGO - A 91-year-old man who was out on a morning stroll Saturday in Kearny Mesa was attacked from behind and beaten and robbed, police said.
The attack occurred at 7:45 a.m. in the 4100 block of Dellwood Street south of Balboa Avenue and west of Convoy Street, San Diego Police officer Frank Cali said.
A 91-year-old man was taking his daily walk when another man came up from behind, pushed him to the ground, and hit him several times about the head and body, Cali said. The suspect took the victim's wallet from his pants pocket and ran away.
The victim's family told 10News the 91-year-old was put in a headlock, dragged to the ground and punched several times.
Cali said the victim sustained cuts to his head and complained of back pain and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
10News learned that today was the victim's birthday.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, who was about 6 feet tall with a bald or shaven head. He was wearing a light blue shirt and jeans, Cali said.
San Diego Police Eastern Division was investigating the attack and robbery.